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Jayne Praxis

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
13 years of experience as a therapist

Hello. My name is Jayne Praxis. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky. I am a non-binary transwoman and my pronouns are she/they. I've been practicing for 13 years. I've worked with clients across the life span and from varied backgrounds. I see the therapeutic process as spiritual in nature for the simple fact that it's about figuring out who you wish to be and setting goals to transform yourself into that person. I believe providing a safe space for clients and cultivating a caring relationship build on acceptance is crucial to the therapeutic process. My role is one of alliance, not authority, to provide tools, support and resources during this particular phase of your life journey. My approach is somewhat eclectic so as to best fit the needs of the individual. However my foundation is Mindfulness, as this supports a number of interventions, such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution Focused, and Somatic Practices. My undergraduate work was in Mythopoetics: Understanding the Self through Cultural Expression, which provides a context for exploring spiritual, religious, cultural, and personal narratives within the clinical setting. My areas of expertise are gender and sexuality, particularly LGBTQ issues, and trauma. I’m also familiar with a range of spiritual practices, especially Pagan and esoteric practices, and see my role as affirming and supporting client’s spiritual practice to the best of ability. I’m also versed in the polyamory and kink communities and believe that the individuals sexuality are a valid and important part of mental health. My goal is provide a safe space for clients to explore these aspects of themselves should they wish to do so.

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M. Michelle Burner-Harvey

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPCC-S
AddictionsFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteem
9 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Kentucky with over 9 years of experience working as an Addictions Therapist and Clinical Leader. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, various Substance Use Disorder, treatment resistance or low motivation for change, as well as many others. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is accepting and open. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion while also challenging them to grow to meet their goals and expectations. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and person-centered treatment techniques. I have been Basic Certified in A-CRA, an evidence based approach to promote prosocial behaviors through community involvement and positive reinforcement specifically with adolescents. I will meet you where you are and build on your strengths, partner alongside and with you to meet your goals for treatment. I was once told Progress not perfection, but I've learned that Progress IS Perfection. Help me, help you reach perfect progress! I look forward to working with you!

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Danielle Whiteside

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

Do you need a place to heal, an environment to explore making changes in life, relationships, or a career? Look no further, I am here to assist you on your journey. Let’s face it… We all go through hardships in life, and most seasons have their ups and downs. We were created perfect, but sometimes things go wrong, and our life experiences change us. Let me help you bring about lasting change in your life. Sometimes we need others to help evaluate ourselves and relationships, Together we can work through issues to establish stability, and set realistic achievable goals for change. I specialize in relational therapy ranging from premarital counseling, marital conflict, strained relationships, trauma, abandonment, foster care/adoption placement, and the enneagram, bringing awareness of our unconscious behaviors to understand our triggers and reactions. Be free to show up as “yourself”, let your guard down and take the journey to HEAL!

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Niyabinghi Thomas

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am a mental health therapist licensed in Kentucky and have been working with individuals and families for over 5 years as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma and abuse (childhood or current), depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, career challenges, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, anger, attachment and ADHD. My therapy approach is warm and interactive. I believe in creating space for open and honest dialogue without judgement at the pace of the client. I respect that everyone is not yet ready for change and it is not my job to push change. I am committed to providing a respectful, open, and compassionate place of self exploration. I utilize a combination of Cognitive behavioral, Dialectical behavioral, solution- focused, strengths based, and motivational interviewing therapy techniques. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards self- exploration and creating change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Elysia Burley

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky and Indiana with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Elizabeth Smith

Offering therapy in KY
AddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tammy Hickman

Offering therapy in KY
Self esteem
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Stephanie Beebe

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LISW-S
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Ohio with over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have a strong background in family preservation and educational advocacy. If you are a parent or individual looking for help, I am the therapist for you. My counseling style is open and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and rational-emotive counseling. I believe in working with my clients to identify small life 'tweaks' that result in big outcomes. I will tailor our conversation and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs. Some people believe that a person who seeks treatment is weak. I believe that a person who looks for help is strong because it means that they have already made a decision to improve their life! It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Stephanie Downs

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Brittany Renaker

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & bipolar disorder. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Crittenden

Finding the best therapist close by in Crittenden can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Crittenden that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Crittenden. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Crittenden, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Crittenden region and in the state of Kentucky. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Crittenden or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Crittenden area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Crittenden, elsewhere in Grant, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Crittenden area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Crittenden therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Crittenden due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Crittenden may not take health insurance, some in the state of Kentucky may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Crittenden, Kentucky working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Crittenden above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Crittenden helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Crittenden therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Crittenden therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Crittenden therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Crittenden therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Crittenden therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Crittenden therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in KY, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 41030 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Crittenden counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Crittenden.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Crittenden licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Crittenden, Kentucky can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Crittenden has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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41030

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